Much needed break

Nalini, in prison for over 27 years, wanted the court to direct the Superintendent of Police, Special Prison for Women in Vellore, to produce her before the court so that she could argue her case for leave as party-in-person. Continue Reading

Bad buzz

The Madras High Court imposed a ban on ‘Bus Day’ celebrations in 2011 owing to public nuisance and threat to road-users. The police, too, had issued warnings against the practice many a time. Despite the ban and vigil, students continue to indulge in it. Continue Reading

Order, order

In a setback to Vedanta Group and shot in the arm for the Tamilnadu government and activists, the Supreme Court Monday refused to allow reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi. However, the apex court granted it liberty to approach the Madras High Court. Continue Reading

Game & name

In an argument questioning the very way cricket is played and viewed in India, a petition in the Madras High Court has sought a direction to the authorities for initiating legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for ‘allegedly representing the country without any proper official approval from the government’. Continue Reading

HC orders interim stay on sale of online medicines

Following protests staged by the apex body of chemists and druggists all over the State 27 September, the Madras High Court today ordered a two-week interim stay on sale of medicines online. Continue Reading

Big breather for EPS-OPS

The 18 AIADMK MLAs were disqualified by Speaker P Dhanapal on 18 September last year under the anti-defection law after they met the Governor and expressed loss of confidence in Palaniswami. Continue Reading

Rs 400 cr of taxpayers’ money spent on new secretariat a ‘national waste’

The Madras High Court Monday observed that once a government starts functioning, its policy decisions must be “beyond its political ideologies”. It observed that Rs 400 crore of taxpayers’ money spent on the new secretariat became a “national waste.” Continue Reading